Bonsai Re-potting for Beginners in Catawba
For each bonsai tree, eventually comes a time when its root system has taken all the space in the pot, limiting further development needed to support the plant that is growing. A process of root pruning and bonsai repotting should be carried out to address this issue. It allow the tree to grow healthy and vigorously for a long time and will reorganize the root system. Suggestions in the following post will give you an overview how to perform bonsai repotting by yourself.
First, you should test whether it is already the time for repotting that is bonsai. This needs to be done each year during early spring, when the tree is still in dormancy. Gradually ease the tree out of its pot and examine the rootball. In case you see long roots encircling the inner side of the pot or the rootball, it is already the time for bonsai repotting to be carried out.
Prepare a fresh pot, in which the tree will soon be put, or clean the old one. Cover using a plastic mesh, securing it using a bit of wire. Then put a layer of grit on the bottom of the pot, then, and to enable draining on top of it a layer of earth, where the tree will likely be put.
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When the pot is prepared, the next step in the bonsai repotting process would be to displace the old ground from the rootball, rather using chopsticks. Then prune the longest roots using a sharp pair of scissors or shears. Also look for any decaying, dead, wounded or infected roots, and remove them too to refrain from distributing root rot. Aim to remove up to 1/3 of general mass. that is root
Finally put the tree in the pot that is prepared and tie it with the wire that is anchorage, to ensure that it will not be rocked by wind in the coming weeks, when its roots are not yet completely regenerated. Fill the remainder of the pot with fresh soil, ensuring that there are no air pockets. Water the compost completely, to help it settle.
The tree will need about six weeks for regeneration with the bonsai repotting operation whole. After that, its root system will likely be able to grow growing more fine feeder roots in a denser rootball, than what might be achieved with unpruned roots. This will definitely translate into more essential nutrients feeding your cherished plant, and in effect its improved health, vibrancy along with your enjoyment of its beauty.
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